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Christians and churches in the GDR

Christians and churches in the GDR

a report from the GDR

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Published by Panorama DDR in Berlin .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Germany (East)
    • Subjects:
    • Christianity -- Germany (East),
    • Christian sects -- Germany (East),
    • Germany (East) -- Church history.

    • Edition Notes

      First ed., written by W. Heyl, published in 1975 under title: Christians and churches in the German Democratic Republic.

      Statement[translated by Intertext].
      SeriesFirst hand information
      ContributionsHeyl, Wolfgang.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBR856.35 .H4413 1980
      The Physical Object
      Pagination62 p., [8] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages62
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4234991M
      LC Control Number80515573

      In March of that year, President Erich Honecker, head of the East German government, announced a major change in the GDR’s church policy in a speech titled “The Place of Christians and Churches in the Socialistic Society.”. THE CHRISTIAN FACE OF PEACE IH BAST GERMANY by Paul Oestreicher canon Paul Oestreicher (Anglican) is the Secretary of the Division of International Affairs of the British Council of churches. He has maintained a long standing interest in Eastern Europe, particularly the G.D.R.

      Church book definition is - any of several books used in or by a church (as a service book, a record of church proceedings, or a parish register of births, marriages, and deaths). In spite of their organizational ties, the German churches were characterized by conflicting interpretations of their public Germans were particularly challenged by the implosion of the GDR and unification through institutional transfer. Paying particular attention to this issue, this study attempts to delineate the conflicting conceptions or models of the churches’ public role and.

        In the Nicene Creed, orthodox believers confess their belief in "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church." And as Calvin said, echoing the church fathers, the church is the "mother of all the godly." In our day, the church has sometimes been seen as something optional, something irrelevant. The church, however, is the bride of Christ, and we must begin again to view the church in the way Author: Keith Mathison. This book explores the influence of the Christian churches in Eastern Europe's social, cultural, and political history. Drawing upon archival sources, the work fills a vacuum as few scholars have systematically explored the history of Christianity in the region.


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First ed., written by W. Heyl, published in under title: Christians and churches in the German Democratic Republic. Description: 62 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates: illustrations ; 19 cm. Series Title: First hand information: Responsibility: [translated by Intertext].

The GDR state sponsored atheism and tried to reduce the influence of the churches on society. The GDR's constitution ostensibly proclaimed the freedom of religious belief, while "Freedom of religion and liberty of conscience did not in reality exist, and the exercise of religion was obstructed in every conceivable way".

Genre/Form: Church history: Document Type: Book: OCLC Number: Notes: Previously published as: Christians and churches in the GDR. Description. With difficulty, in general. But it depends on the time and the specific creed -- with Jehovas Witnesses, for example, facing generally more trouble, because of their pacifist attitudes.

The GDR in Christians and churches in the GDR book went through several phases in terms of. The churches fostered discussion on issues such as rock music, sexuality, life in the third world, alcoholism, life in the GDR, the militarization of society, etc.

This drew large crowds. The churches promoted change in the GDR, not by overthrowing the authorities, but through peaceful change. People's Republic of Poland. THE CHURCHES IN THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC: NOTES OF AN INTERESTED OBSERVER by Nancy Lukens Dr.

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